TVNZ Highlights Week 40 2017

SAT 30 SEPT - FRI 6 OCT
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Settle In For Good Times With Old Friends

 Fun times with friends abound this week on TVNZ!

Will & Grace are back, baby! It's been 11 years since we last saw our fave Manhattenites, and you can bet that with the rollercoaster world we live in today, their banter will know no bounds! Join Will, Grace, Jack and Karen for another round of laughs and love in the all-new season, direct from the US.

From functioning alcoholics to dysfunctional families, 2 has the highly anticipated new Marvel show Marvel's Inhumans, as well as season two of The Mick. On DUKE the "fun" is put back into dysfunction with all-new episodes of Family Guy.

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Special: Galapagos - Islands Of Change

SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER, 7.00PM

Come with us on a journey to the Galapagos Islands - the wilderness that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Untouched by humans until relatively recently, the archipelago is experiencing a population boom.

Can its animal life thrive in this changing world?

New Season: The X Factor UK

FRIDAY 6 & SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER, 7.30PM  

The hit star-making talent show which has brought us One Direction, Leona Lewis, Olly Murs and Little Mix is coming to 1.

The search for a superstar continues in an all-new season of The X Factor UK, as Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh reunite with music mogul Simon Cowell on the judging panel.

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New Series: All New Will & Grace

MONDAY 2 OCTOBER, 8.30PM

Did someone say encore?

It's been 11 years since we last saw our favourite Manhattenites, but they're back and the banter is as on-point as ever!

Like all great friendships, Will & Grace had their disagreements, but they always made up. Tune in to find out where our favourite pals went the infamous season eight finale.

Get your dose of nostalgia on Saturday 30 September as TVNZ 2 airs the entire first season from 10.30AM, then watch the all-new premiere episode on Monday 2 October, straight after it airs in US.

My Kitchen Rules New Zealand

MONDAY 2 OCTOBER, 7.30PM

The heat is on in My Kitchen Rules New Zealand!

Now, the competition turns to Auckland, where childhood buddies Jaryd and Ben step up to the plate to host their Instant Restaurant.

As the teams let loose with their culinary critiques, there’s one team in particular not holding back. Outspoken foodie friends Heather and Mitch from Christchurch are not afraid to tell it how it is.

Look out New Zealand, there’s a Heather-storm coming!

Movie: School Holiday Sunday Premiere: Ant-Man

SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER, 7.00PM

Sunday night on 2 is where you'll wanna be!

Forced out of his own company by a former protégé, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) recruits the talents of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a master thief just released from prison.

Lang becomes Ant-Man, armed with a suit that allows him to shrink in size and possess superhuman strength. The mini-hero must use his new skills to prevent Yellowjacket, from using the suit's technology as a weapon for evil.

New Series: Marvel's Inhumans

SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER, 9.05PM

The highly-anticipated story of Marvel's Black Bolt and his Royal Family is finally here!

When a military coup splinters the Royal Family of Inhumans, they escape to Hawaii. There, they find that their interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but planet Earth itself.

Don't miss this double-episode premiere event. Then, from October 8, all remaining episodes will air at 9:30pm Sundays on DUKE.

New Season: The Mick

MONDAY 2 OCTOBER, 9.00PM

The Mick is back, for more shenanigans in the hilarious second season!

In the premiere episode, Mickey and the kids are forced to downgrade their lifestyle due to excessive spending. Refusing to accept this, Mickey and Sabrina cook up a plan that will prevent anyone from breaking their stride.

Season Finale: Filthy Rich

TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER, 9.05PM

The unmissable season finale of the lavish local drama is here.

Brady vanquishes her foes, only to find there are traps. Joe makes a romantic declaration, as John performs an act of heroism.

Savannah’s triumph turns to betrayal and Vader faces a horrifying truth about his true love.

Made with funding from NZ On Air.

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New Season: All New Family Guy

MONDAY 2 OCTOBER, 8.00PM

The Griffins are back for another hilarious season on DUKE!

This season sees Pete find a newfound "coolness" and make new friends, but what of the old gang? Louis looks for a nanny for Stewie, and Peter decides to raise goats.

Guest voices this season include Sophia Vergara, Louis C.K., Ian MvKellan, and of course the late, great Adam West.

Special: Professor Green: Suicide & Me

WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER, 9.30PM

In tonight’s second instalment of DUKE’s Professor Green, the UK rapper takes an intensely personal journey to uncover the truth behind the suicide of his father seven years ago.

Through this personal journey, Professor Green, aka Stephen Manderson, explores the complex factors behind the wider scourge of male suicide in the UK, the stigma around it and some of the ways it is being tackled.

Live Sport On DUKE

SAT 30 SEPTEMBER - FRI 6 OCTOBER

Bundesliga: See Schalke play Bayer Leverkusen from Veltins-Arena this Saturday LIVE from 7.20am.

AFL: Live coverage on Saturday of the season ending Grand Final. Build up starts at 2:30pm with first bounce at 4:30pm.

MLS Soccer: Watch Toronto FC host the New York Red Bulls on Sunday at noon followed by Sporting Kansas City up against the Vancouver Whitecaps  at 2:05pm.

NFL: Huge day on Live NFL starting at 2:30am on Monday with New Orleans playing Miami at Wembley, followed by Cleveland hosting Cincinnati at 6am, then Oakland up against Denver at 9:25am and finally Seattle hosts Indianapolis at 1:30pm. Friday sees New England playing Tampa Bay at 1:25pm.

Movies on DUKE

MONDAY 2 SEPTEMBER & FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER

White Chicks: FBI agents Marcus and Kevin Copeland (Marlon and Shawn Wayans) are forced to escort a pair of socialites to the Hamptons. When the girls refuse to cooperate with their plan, Marcus and Kevin decide to pose as the sisters, transforming themselves from African-American men into a pair of blonde, white women. Monday 2 October, 9.25pm.

Poseidon: When a monstrous tidal wave capsizes a luxury liner in the North Atlantic, individual survivors band together to traverse a treacherous upside-down maze in the hopes that it will get them to safety. Friday 6 October 8.30pm.

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New Season: Scandal

FROM FRIDAY 6 OCTOBER, 8.00PM

After leaving her team of "gladiators in suits" at Olivia Pope & Associates (OPA), Olivia takes her rightful position in the White House as Chief of Staff.

With a new President to look after, she and the OPA team prepare to take on new and unexpected challenges, both personally and professionally.

Stream all-new episodes of the final season of Scandal straight after they air in the US on TVNZ OnDemand.

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